(24 Feb 1945 - )
Polish-American oncologist who co-developed an effective drug treatment of AIDS using the compound AZT previously synthesized by Jerome Horwitz. On 22 Dec 1988, President Reagan announced his intention to appoint Horwitz to be Director of the National Cancer Institute.
Science Quotes by Samuel Broder (1 quote)
AZT stood up and said, 'Stop your pessimism. Stop your sense of futility. Go back to the lab. Go back to development. Go back to clinical trials. Things will work.'
[On the impact of AZT emerging as the long-sought first significant AIDS drug.]
— Samuel Broder
As quoted in Emily Langer, 'Researcher Jerome P. Horwitz, 93, created AZT, the first approved treatment for HIV/AIDS' Washington Post (19 Sep 2012). The article was excerpted on blogs, sometimes referring to this quote by saying "AZT was more a cure for fatalism than for AIDS."